Upcoming Conferences & Seminars

Here is what we know about. Suggest more in the comments.

This is a car holding a brain . . . kind of like your brain is going on a road trip
This is a car holding a brain . . . kind of like your brain is going on a road trip.


Growing Faculty Connections Roundtable Sessions

Growing Faculty Connections Roundtable Sessions: MCSS is following up on our popular series of spring and summer faculty roundtables with three lunchtime sessions this fall. The series is intended to foster faculty-to-faculty connections and encourage networking and solution-swapping among like-minded colleagues. Each session will be open to full-time and adjunct faculty from all disciplines and colleges. The sessions will feature cross-disciplinary conversation and subject-specific breakouts.

    • Hands-On Learning in a Virtual World (October 26)
    • Creating Connected Communities (November 2)
    • Hacking the System for Ideas that Work (November 9)

All sessions will take place from 12:00-1:00 pm. Registration is available on the MCCA Events page.


Digital Teaching Symposium

This half-day event will showcase examples of impactful course design, ways to engage students remotely, and how to promote academic integrity in your courses. Check out the agenda, designed to provide you with opportunities to advance your own learning and network with other educators. Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET. Free Registration.


Campus Ally Introduction

Friday, November 6, 2020. 2 – 3:30PM ET/Detroit. Elizabeth Preston will share information about HFC’s Campus Ally program. In previous years, SAFE@HFC has conducted an LGBTQ+ Ally training event at the College. Because of these training’s, HFC has been able to identify trained Allies here on campus for those in need of support and referrals https://www.hfcc.edu/campus-life/safe/ally. This session is meant to explain what this program is and build a foundation for the next session that focuses on campus resources. AFO members will receive professional development (PD) compensation for attending this event.


Publications and Presentations – Information Sessions for ReBUILDetroit

Save the date: November 12, 2020. 12:45 – 1:30. Presentation by Liz Roberts-Kirchhoff Registration information will be sent out in advance of the event.


An Upper-level Writing Workshop/Webinar

HFC Writing Center Director Chelsea Lonsdale has organized a valuable workshop opportunity for HFC faculty and staff. Please share the attached flyer and following information with your faculty and encourage attendance:

The Writing Center at HFC invites you to join us for a workshop/webinar on preparing students for upper-level writing requirements, featuring faculty from the Sweetland Center for Writing at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.  This meeting will happen on Tuesday, 17 November 1 – 3 pm EST. Speakers will discuss what is expected of students in upper-level writing courses, UM’s approach to Writing in the Disciplines, an assignment showcase, and resources available to students to help them become more skillful writers. In the second half of the webinar, attendees will participate in breakout sessions with faculty from both institutions to explore some of these issues further. This presentation is open to HFC faculty from all disciplines. 

Please click this link to register in advance: http://bit.ly/UM_Nov17 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Questions? Contact Chelsea Lonsdale, Director of the Writing Center at HFC: calonsdale@hfcc.edu.

Thank you for supporting professional development at HFC and encouraging cross-campus collaboration and dialogue!


Call for Proposals: 2021 Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference

Practitioners (faculty, staff, and administrators) interested in sharing best practices and innovative strategies for access, retention and completion for students are encouraged to submit a proposal for consideration. Deadline to submit CFP: November 20, 2020 

Student Success in a Pandemic: Lessons Learned

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in  immense change, expeditious innovation, dramatic shifts in policies and practice, and an outpouring of care and compassion for  students. This year’s conference will highlight exemplary strategies and practices that higher education institutions employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. From deploying unique teaching methods and virtual support services to leveraging social media and ensuring that students had access to the materials needed to be successful, to higher education professionals who exhibited resilience, grit and innovation during a very challenging time.

Virtual for 2021
The Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference is going virtual for 2021!  
          This conference will give individuals an opportunity to:

HFC Social Justice & Equity in Education Conference

Save the date: Friday, Febrary 26, 2021 2-4 PM. More information will come soon.


Suggest more conferences to us in the comments or via email srsimpson@hfcc.edu. We know these may be online conferences for the next year!

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